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Old 12-27-2005, 04:49 PM   #1
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Hello To All,

I have been reading alot of old posts and need to see if there is some more answers you can give me. I am a new Jeep owner and I have a 1989 YJ 258 cid manual that is one day going to be my daughters.

First one is the ever popular carter trash carb. Mine has stopped shooting fuel down the throat and had to towed home Before I get into trying to fix this pig I noticed two other simple options the Weber and Holley. The weber looks like a better choice but emissions is a concern and then I see this Holley that looks alot like the old carter, but I am hoping holley makes a better one. Fuel injection is not an option at this point due to cost.

Second is a little stranger, I looked for an oxygen sensor yesterday and saw the exhaust fitting for one but none there. I then looked around more but could not locate one. The funny thing is I justy had this inspected with emissions and it passed.

I look forward to the responses and who knows maybe one day I might even be some help.

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Two words- fuel injection. Get rid of that carb and get you a TBI (throttle body fuel-injector). I hear Holley makes a really good one that is not expensive and is fairly easy to instal, though I have never done it myself. I actually was looking at this for an old Dodge 4X4 a few years ago, so I did a little research then. Check into a TBI. I think you'll find that to be a viable solution. Check around and maybe someone else has another opinion or could back me up here.

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The carburated version doesn't have an oxygen sensor as there is no computer to read it and adjust the air/fuel. If you're going to stay with a carb go with Weber. You can adjust it to pass emissions if needed. Webers are a better carb and the holley probably is the same carter that you just took off. Or is that Edel Brock? Anyhow, definetely the Weber, but as said by amerijeep, get the TBI if possible. If you don't mind a lot of work, rip the FI out of a junkyard jeep. Make sure to get the full harness, computer, fuel rail, pump and intake (including sensors). Depending on the junkyard you could get away with only spending a couple hundred or less on it.
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Old 12-27-2005, 08:52 PM   #4
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If the carter is like the one's on the CJ a great deal of the problem was in the pickup tubes. Which need to be cleaned.. This make a world of difference. Take about 30 mins total. Here is a write up for the Cj that might help:
http://www.off-road.com/jeep/tech/engine/carter.html
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Thanks for the replies and I feel that the weber, Fuel Injection or TBI is in the near future!
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Old 01-01-2006, 09:21 AM   #6
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I put a used Holley on my Jeep when I bought it and it did work better than the carter, but the fuel injection is awesome. You don't even need to get in the jeep to start it, just reach in and turn the key. No pumping the gas or needing to keep on the gas to keep it running. As you said, this is a big investment. There are a lot of guys out there running Webers and they seem to like them, and for a quarter of the cost. You live in Texas too...you don't have to worry much about the cold weather.

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